MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) will release results and full list of passers of the 2022 bar exam, conducted in November 2022, most likely in the last week of April 2023 or five (5) months after the grueling exam. View on this page for P-Z list of passers.

The possible release date of results was mentioned by 2022 Bar Chairperson Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa during his lecture as shared by former Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute Technology (MSU-IIT) law dean Alizedney Ditucalan.

The second digitalized and regionalized bar exam was held on November 9, 13, 16, and 20, 2022 in 14 local testing centers nationwide.


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Release Date: TBA (expected in April 2023)

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The November 2022 Bar Exam covered the following core bar subjects and their respective weights:

1. Political and International Law (with related tax principles) – 15%

2. Labor Law – 10%

3. Criminal Law (and practical exercises) – 15%

4. Commercial Law – 10%

5. Civil Law I – 15%

6. Civil Law II (and practical exercises) – 10%

7. Remedial Law I – 15%

8. Remedial Law II (with basic tax remedies) and Legal Ethics – 10%


In the 2020-2021 bar exam, SC recorded a historic high of 72.28% passing rate (8,241 out of 11,402), the first bar exam during the COVID-19 pandemic. The high court did not release the list of topnotchers but instead recognized examinees who recorded “exemplary performance”.

In the 2019 bar exam, 27.36% hopefuls (2,103 out of 7,685) passed the series of exams. Mae Diane Azores of the University of Santo Tomas in Legaspi aced the bar with a rating of 91.0490%.

In the 2018 bar exams, only 22.07% (1,800 out of 8,158) passed the exams. Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) graduate Sean James Borja topped the bar with 89.31%.

In the 2017 bar exam, passing rate was 25.55%. Graduates of provincial law schools dominated the list of topnotchers. Mark John Simondo, graduate of University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod, Negros Occidental topped the bar with 91.05 percent.

The Philippine bar examinations, dubbed as the most prestigious professional licensure exam in the country for aspiring lawyers, is the only professional exam not handled by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). It is exclusively supervised by the Supreme Court.

The SC conducts the Bar examinations pursuant to Article VIII, Section 5 of the Constitution which provides that it shall have the power to promulgate rules governing the admission to the practice of law.

The tough examination has the usual passing rate of 20% to 30%.


2022 Bar Exam Results: P-Z Passers

Refer to the official website of Supreme Court for the bar exam results or at this page for real-time updates and announcements.

— The Summit Express